Workers' comp, economic development, health care lead issues for Oklahoma's chambers of commerce

The State Chamber of Oklahoma and 10 local chambers, including those from Oklahoma City and Tulsa, unveiled their legislative agenda Wednesday.
by Brianna Bailey Published: February 14, 2013
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“We can't be competitive without incentives,” Williams said. “We have to have incentives to get new businesses here.”

Improving access to health care in the state is another issue that the chambers plan to press for this year, said Mike Neal, president and CEO of the Tulsa Regional Chamber.

The chambers support a plan to reduce the number of uninsured Oklahomans, including the creation of a private sector health insurance network and developing a strategy to fund Oklahoma's Medicaid program that would fully reimburse state hospitals for Medicaid services.

“We want to expand access to health care in the state and keep federal tax dollars in Oklahoma,” Neal said.

by Brianna Bailey
Business Writer
Brianna Bailey has lived in Idaho, Germany and Southern California, but Oklahoma is her adopted home. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the Univerisity of Oklahoma and has worked at several newspapers in Oklahoma and Southern...
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